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[1 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 374 views]

The true Christian does not pray to stir himself up, but his prayer is the stirring up of himself to take hold of God.

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[29 Mar 2010 | One Comment | 418 views]

True prayer must be aflame. The Christian life and character need to be on fire. Lack of spiritual heat creates more unbelief than lack of faith does. If man is not wholly interested in the things of heaven, he is not interested in them at all. The fiery souls are those who conquer in the day of battle.

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[26 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 284 views]

Latest news reports are that five terrorist cell groups have been operating in many of our churches. They have been identified as: Bin Sleepin, Bin Arguin, Bin Fightin, Bin Complainin, and Bin Missin.
Their leader, Lucifer Bin Workin, trained these groups to destroy the Body of Christ. The plan is to come into the church disguised as Christians and to work within the church to discourage, disrupt, and destroy.
However, there have been reports of a sixth group. A tiny cell known by the name Bin Prayin is actually the only effective …

Inspiration, Ministry Development »

[8 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 518 views]

Below is a synopsis of an article written by Jim Nicodem, an Author and Prayer Coach, detailing seven effective ways of motivating your church to prayer.
1. Set a Good Example
2. Pray as a Staff
3. Teach Regularly on the Topic of Prayer
4. Include Prayer Exercises in the Worship Services
5. Weave Prayer Throughout Leadership Meetings
6. Train Small Group Leaders to Protect Time for Prayer
7. Provide Prayer Counselors at the End of Worship Services

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[23 Jun 2009 | No Comment | 336 views]

“Our Father, we are beginning to understand at last that the things that are wrong with our world are the sum total of all the things that are wrong with us as individuals. Thou has made us after Thine image, and our hearts can find no rest until they rest in Thee.
We are too Christian really to enjoy sinning and too fond of sinning really to enjoy Christianity. Most of us know perfectly well what we ought to do; our trouble is that we do not want to do it. …

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[17 Jun 2009 | No Comment | 531 views]

Prayer is the key that unlocks the stores of abundance and blessing. The secret of effectual prayer is belief. When we pray, we get not necessarily what we ask for but what we expect.
If we pray for some good thing, expecting its realization to be deferred, it will be.
If we pray for a thousand dollars, expecting only a hundred, we shall get only a hundred.
If we pray expecting a more satisfying answer than we can foresee, that too will be realized.
If we pray expecting immediate response, we shall get immediate …

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[9 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 267 views]

Far too often we pray as if we must overcome God’s reluctance rather than seize upon His willingness. (John J. Davis, Paradise to Prison pg. 199)

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[7 Apr 2009 | No Comment | 668 views]

Psalm 126
1 When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion. we were like them that dream. 2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter. and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen. The LORD hath done great things for them. 3 The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south. 5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. 6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall …

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[26 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 302 views]

Could it be that our generations’ seeming inability to interecede effectively is due to a lack of personal, continuous fellowship with the Savior?
John J. Davis, Paradise to Prison pg. 196

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[18 Mar 2009 | One Comment | 508 views]

When you drive by a small church it may look insignificant but things of great eternal import may be happening inside. Furthermore, many small, insignificant-looking churches are destined to become big and have an even greater impact for Christ. God’s Word convinces me, that explosive Kingdom potential exists where just two or three people gather in Christ’s name. Why then, do not all small churches grow to their God-ordained potential? Small thinking is certainly a major contributing factor.